Louis Roberts


Louis X. Roberts of Merna, Wyo., passed away peacefully in Jackson, Wyo., on Nov. 14, 2021, at the age of 68 surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Jackson, Wyo., the third of six children to Dick Roberts and Leona Osborne on Jan. 3, 1953. He lived his whole life up Horse Creek. He attended elementary school at the Merna school near the family ranch and was taught at the time by his aunt Phyllis. He graduated from Pinedale High School in 1971. He met Leisa Young in 1973 and married her during her senior year of high school on March 1, 1974. He pushed Leisa in her wedding gown in a wheelbarrow down the muddy street in front of the Green River Bar. They were married 47 years. They had two children, Rel Roberts and Louis Y. Roberts. Louis was a lifelong rancher and cowboy who, along with his family, built their ranch up Horse Creek. He was a rodeo pickup man at Sublette County rodeos, and was a hunting guide for him and his brother’s Last Resort Hunting Camp. He also fed elk on the Jewitt elk feedground. He enjoyed playing basketball on the Green River Bar team and had fun at the family softball games up at the end of the Horse Creek road. He was an accomplished hunter, loved seeing the country on horseback and snowmobile, delighted in winning at cribbage and relished all of his time visiting with friends. He was very fond of putting the last pieces in a jigsaw puzzle that Leisa had spent days putting together. We all loved the twinkle in his eyes, his infectious smile and his joyful laugh. Friends and family were everything to him. He most loved his role in life as grandpa to his five grandchildren: Sam, Loveena, Jimmy and Dan Winkelkotter and Louis M. Roberts, all of whom are from Daniel, Wyo. Louis was preceded in death by mother Leona, father Dick and nephew Jory. He is survived by wife Leisa, daughter Rel Roberts, son Lou (Jennifer) Roberts, and his five grandchildren. Siblings left with decades of fond and colorful memories are Dru (Tawny) Roberts of Daniel, Wyo., Dianne (Joe) Boroff of Daniel, Wyo., Jenny (Pat) Roberts Clark of Grand Junction, Colo., Zac (Patti) Roberts of Daniel, Wyo., and Lisa Tub (Stub) Tatro of Pinedale, Wyo. Much loved and treasured by his nieces and nephews Tracy, Justin, Deena, Angie, Mandy, Jory, Josh, Kadi, Kara, Trevor, Ryan, and Maggie. A celebration of his life took place Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Daniel Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers we ask for donations to Kickin’ Cancer in Sublette County and the Daniel Community Center.

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